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last year. >>> oakland is playing a new role in the national debate about healthcare. the documentary film by highland hospital premiering in new york tonight. >> tracking warmer weather, when temperatures will reach the 90s, in the complete bay area forecast. >>> it is a real life drama that plays out every day. now a new film about the nation's healthcare system is getting oscar buzz. the documentary was filmed in the emergency room of oakland's highland hospital. >> one of the 75 staff that work in the emergency department. >> you just wait here and the doctor is going to come in and see you. >> they come in every day, often because they don't have insurance or a primary doctor. also featured in a new documentary called the waiting room. it shows the healthcare system through the eyes of patient and hospital staff. tonight, the film has its premiere in new york city. >> we wanted to be able to insert our film into the national conversation is a privilege, and something that we're really graham for. >> the -- grateful for. >> the film has no narrator. >> when i saw it, oh, my god, i
they need to rethink the way they pay for the public services, healthcare, pension systems, the education system. the money simply is not there any more to support all that." while the u.s. continues to struggle with an unemployment rate above 8%. "we have been suffering in an economy that has not been performing up to standard for a long time, almost more than 5 years at this point." adolfo laurenti of mesirow financial is more optimistic on prospects for growth in the u.s.. but he warns partisanship in washington may derail those hopes. "the fiscal cliff that everyone is fearing" that political division in dc contrasts with unity among european leaders, and that togetherness may help make a positive difference for the economy. "germans do not like the idea that they have to pay the debt of the greeks, the italians, and the spaniards." as for his picks for this weekend's golf tournament, the italian economist will actually be paying more attention to the american pastime. as for the region that can bring the best returns, jack ablin, chief inveatment officer of harris private bank, says
.a. says this will explore other leads. >>> the obesity epidemic here in america is not just a healthcare problem. it may not be a national security issue. there is a new study that says one in four in young adults are too overweight to join the military. renee marsh joining us live from washington, d.c. with -- rene marsh has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: good morning, dave. according to this new study by mission readiness, this group is made up of retired military leaders. they say that as you said, one in four young adults in america, they are simply too overweight to go to the front lines. the study also says that obesity is making it harder to find recruits and that active duty members who are not physically fit are more prone to injuries. mission readiness says being overweight or obese is the medical reason why adults cannot join the military. the group estimates that the department of defense spends about $1 billion each year to care for overnight active duty members, their families as well as veterans. so the group looking at schools to solve the problem. they say schoo
with a landmark ruling on healthcare and more big decisions in their new term which begins today. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. noom with a look at some of the big cases the supreme court could be taking on. this involves affirmative action on campus colleges, same- sex marriage. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling the most difficult questions of the day. >>> the justices could even get involved in the fall elections with challenges to some of the -- to some of the controversial voter i.d. laws. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu -- alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor brown has just signed a controversial bill involving gay teens. california will become the first state in the nation to ban therapy who tries to turn gay or lesbian teens. those who oppose the bill say this perppy could put you at higher risk of depression or suicide. >>> and a new law signed by governor jerry brown may reduce life sentences for hundreds of inmates. the bill applies to those convicted of murder. in an inmate has ser
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